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Re: IDs vs. Classes

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 10:31:42 -0400
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961009143142.0088a0d0@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org
At 04:29 PM 10/9/96 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
>On Oct 8,  4:17pm, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>It's a tradeoff; if you want a sprinkling of semantic hints and installed
>base compatibility, use class in text/html. If you want rich semantic
>markup and have no desire for widespread accessibility, use text/sgml
>(or application/sgml as appropriate). W3C is working to facilitate both
>approaches.

Isn't it fair to desire rich semantic markup AND widespread accessibility? I
just raise the point because I know that W3C is working on standards for
rich semantic markup and I hope that W3C staff and mailing list readers
don't see it as perpetually esoteric and inaccessible.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 9 October 1996 10:36:35 GMT

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